The Doc Launch presentation annually introduces 9 handpicked feature-length documentaries from Central and Eastern Europe in the rough-cut stage. Festival programmers, distributors, sales agents, members of the press and audiences get the first glimpse of outstanding films in post-production slated for theatrical release over the next couple of months.
Dates: October 27 - 28, 2011
Location: Jihlava, Czech Republic
Participants: 9 projects represented by producer/director teams
Contact: Hana Rezková (email@example.com), Kristina Valentová (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Doc Launch Tutors: 1 festival selector and 1 sales agent help the participants to prepare and focus their presentation.
Guests: Doc Launch will present projects in the post-production stage to buyers, sales agents, distributors and festival programmers who also attend the East European Forum and the East Silver Market.
Projects are presented by directors and producers. Each project is given 10 minutes, including the trailer or clip. The projects mainly seek further festival release, sales and international distribution. The presentation helps films to make a successful transition into distribution. The filmmakers and producers then meet decision makers at the Project Market one-on-one meetings where the participants present their rough cuts.
As of this year, over 50 films previously presented at the event have been completed. A number of them have been awarded at international festivals.